Orthopaedie und Traumatologie

Academic education is one of the three pillars of university medicine along with research and clinical patient care. Our department is primarily responsible for teaching Module XV in the Medicine degree program and also offers the Notfallmedizin/Emergency Medicine module as well as orthopedic traumatology lectures in the Dentistry degree program. It also runs the Bone, Muscle and Joint Doctoral School for doctoral candidates.


Research-led teaching

In teaching, the department networks with other disciplines, e.g., in the joint surgery module (with vascular, cardiac and thoracic surgery, pathology and technical medicine of the Department of Surgery and the Diagnostic and Research Institute of Pathology), which is of prime importance for future patient care. Our instructors pass on their knowledge to Medical University of Graz students (medicine, dentistry, doctoral schools) as well as students at other institutions (e.g., Institute of Human Movement Science, Sport and Health; School of Health and Nursing of the federal state of Styria at University Hospital Graz) and offer practice-oriented supervision of domestic and foreign students on clinical rotations and students in the sixth year of study.

Furthermore, the cooperation with the local Clinical Skill Center (CSC) on the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is excellent.


Postgraduate training

The wide range of professional development opportunities at the Medical University of Graz is directed at a variety of occupational groups in the fields of medicine, science and research, nursing and health services. Most of the professional development courses can be completed while the participant is regularly employed and provide him/her with a valuable additional qualification.

Leiter des Bereichs akademische Lehre

Assoz.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr.
Patrick Sadoghi,  PhD
T: +43 316 385 14807



Students from Austria

Rotations at University Hospital Graz by students enrolled at an university in Austria are organized in coordination with the head of the department.          


Students from abroad

Rotations at University Hospital Graz by international students (home university abroad) are only possible as part of a mobility program (e.g., Erasmus+). All requests must go through the Med Uni Graz International Office. At peripheral KAGes hospitals, rotations can be organized directly by students. If a Med Uni Graz confirmation is required, students must fulfill the requirements of the mobility program and register in the Med Uni Graz International Office before the stay starts.

Student Office – Information on clinical rotations:

Mon.–Fri.: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Sarah Bohar 
T: +43 316 385 82155